Like most girls I love to shop, so I was extremely excited to be invited to an event a couple of weeks ago that involved just that!
I was privileged to join more than 100 other bloggers from across the world, including; Spain, Italy and New York, for Regent Tweet. This special, invitation only, shopping and lifestyle blogging event engages UK and international bloggers with Regent Streets unique fashion and lifestyle shops, bars, hotels and restaurants and as you can probably guess from the name involved a lot of tweeting!
The day began with registration at The Living Room where we picked up cards which would be exchanged throughout the day for goodie bags and used to participate in competitions and experiences. Then it was off with my fellow bloggers to explore the world famous street with its abundance of quality shops, including; Hamleys, Hollister, Superdry, Molton Brown and Ted Baker, receiving treats along the way.
A welcome break to sit down came at Toni and Guy where I was offered a Fashion Fix. I felt like a model as my hairdresser (who styles hair backstage at London Fashion Week) worked his magic. On his recommendation I went for the Bardot Beehive and absolutely loved it…not sure I would ever be able to re-create it myself, as much as I would like to! The fix only takes half an hour… a great way to spend a lunch break and prepare you for a night out on the town!
After a busy morning in the shops it was time for lunch and a chance to socialise with other bloggers. We met at Mash in Brewer Street, which is located in the lower ground floors of the former Regent Palace Hotel. Deceiving from the outside, we headed downstairs and entered a modern American Steak House, where we had mouth-wateringly delicious rib-eye steak.
After lunch we took part in a Cocktail Masterclass at Bar Americain at Brasserie Zedel. This hidden gem is underneath what appears to be a simple café as you look through the window, but head downstairs and it feels like you are in another world where you forget about the hustle and bustle of the streets above you. Here I was chosen to assist behind the bar where we made…and tasted a menu of cocktails.
After a last look around the shops, it was time for a different view of the street as we headed up to Aqua’s rooftop terrace for a cocktail and looked down on Regent Street. Finally, it was back to Mash for one last cocktail and catch up at the end-of-day drinks reception
After a fantastic day, meeting fabulous people it was time to head home with our arms full of shopping and our bellies full of cocktails.
If you want to explore Regent Street for yourself take advantage of the traffic-free Sundays throughout July… when the street will offer more than just retail therapy!